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Contact Between Players And Mentors/Waterboys/Physios/Etc - 2 Like(s)
i know people think it is funny that jim darcy put a player on his back,but for me this has no place in our games.he had already made a dig at the opponent player when he was giving his own player water. any mentor,sub,whatever who interferes with a player,and vice-versa (thinking back to a limerick player hitting davy fitz),should get a significant ban. a sub has no business becoming involved in any altercation on the pitch.nor does any team official. we have enough problems with players coming to blows,without the sideline becoming involved.

perfect10 (National) - 24/09/2018 10:50:12

Sean Cavanagh - 1 Like(s)
I think it's time that Ballyhale and Ballyragget were banned from the Kilkenny championship for the next two years. I've just witnessed the events that unfurled in yesterdays game via Buff Egans snapchat. To quote the man himself, it's absolutely deplorable. No place for it in any game. Now I expect the rest of you to join in and lambaste them considering the footage is there for all to see.

gotmilk (National) - 24/09/2018 11:57:14

Instead Of Splitting Dublin In Two... - 1 Like(s)
I'm totally against the merger of any counties and equally against the splitting of any counties. Either of those suggestions is the beginning of the end and soon we'll be watching the South Connemara Sea Serpents v The Causway Coastal Giants live and exclusive on Sky. The rooting of the GAA in place is what makes it successfull. It reflects the primitive clanship within us all, to mess with that and the history would ruin the association. Rather than coming up with plans to fix the County game because Dublin are too good, why not get back to your own club and fix whatever problems exist there. Stronger Clubs = Stronger Counties. The Dubs can be beaten, you just have to work as hard as they do, and harder because we are all playing catchup.

ShinerMackey (National) - 24/09/2018 13:30:56

Inner City Cork Club Fighting To Stay Alive - 1 Like(s)
I'm sure you are engaging with the County Board and hopefully they are supporting your club's efforts to remain open. Even if you can field one underage team just to keep the Club alive while you try to rebuild. Another option might be to see if you can amalgamate at youth levels with a neighbouring club for a few years. If you have the support of the county Board you should be able to find a way to keep the club officially open even if not fielding an adult team. Registering members on the servasport system even if they are playing in an amalgamated team should keep you ticking over. Then start the rebuild. You have a club house, does it include a hall? do you run events, a youth club, anything that would bring people into the Club? There must be a reason for the Club's demise, you need to take an honest look at why things have got to this point and start addressing the issues. Good luck.

ShinerMackey (National) - 24/09/2018 14:33:21

James Horan Is Back - 1 Like(s)

Gleebo (National) - 24/09/2018 16:26:31

JP Mcmanus - 1 Like(s)
What a man! Donating 100 grand to each county board; this will make a huge impact to all of the teams in the country. This money could be what a few counties needed to get up to scratch with Dublin.

oakleafersir (National) - 24/09/2018 17:43:33

Contact Between Players And Mentors/Waterboys/Physios/Etc - 1 Like(s)
It's not about too many people on the sideline but having respect and enforcing rules...look at American football...nearly a full team on the sideline.

yew_tree (National) - 24/09/2018 19:43:02

Old Stories I Didn't Know - 1 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "Here's a good one, I can't confirm if it's true or not but as urban myth has it... Apparently, not sure if it was the '84 or '85 AI final, a young Joe McNally was trying to wind Paudi O'Se up by asking him how he got up to the big smoke that morning, asking him was it the bus or the train. First ball that came between them Joe ended up flat on his back and the great Paudi supposedly said to him "What was it that hit you Joe, a bus or a train?" :D"
I can confirm that the confrontation took place in 1984 straight in front of my spot on the Canal End terrace. I can't verify the exchange of banter. Neither can I guarantee that the opening conversation between Kevin Heffernan and Dingle fisherman Paddy 'Bawn' Brosnan was as told to me by a reliable source. Heffo: "I smell fish". 'Bawn' "I smell s**t.

tommy58 (National) - 24/09/2018 21:23:23

Sean Cavanagh - 1 Like(s)

Replying To arock:  "I think I have to apologise for some comments on here, the way this whole game was presented was very poor reflection on media. Cavanagh could/should have killed the speculation which was very unfair on the other team and players."
But sure he has a book to sell

gotmilk (National) - 24/09/2018 09:28:13